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more memory = better DVD playback ?

my computer runs fairly well yet when i play DVDs they are slightly choppy and the sound is not sychronized with the video (video behind sound by about a second)will raising ram to 512mb do the trick?

pentium III 650 Mhz
384 mb Ram
DVD r/rw
Nvidia Riva tnt2 model 64

If anyone has ideas would be very much appreciated

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You should have more than enough RAM to play a DVD. A newer video card couldn't hurt, but I'd suspect something else.

What do you do in the way of virus and spyware protection/removal?

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Just sharing.

My laptop, an Acer ter600 is some P3-600, 256MB RAM and a lesser video card. It's running Windows 2000 and plays DVD find. But there is no Spyware, I didn't install Norton but AVG and it's one clean machine.

You didn't reveal much about your antivirus, spyware, OS and more.


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Crank back. . .

your hardware acceleration a notch at a time. Do you have the latest DirectX?

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A tool I fogot to mention. GEEXBOX.

This under 6.5 megabyte download from is for making a tiny bootCD that I use both for what it is (a DVD player) and to sniff out if a machine/dvd-drive can really play DVDs.

Just another tool in my kit.


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thanks fellas

Thanks for all the help, restored my faith in humanity, I use Vet as anti virus and i dont have any spyware at this stage, this morning i scaled back my DVD software from powerdvd 5 to powerdvd xp 4. DVDs are running considerebly smoother although still not 100% Ill still give some of your ideas a shot though and check for improvments.

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